Aspects of the Research Procedure

Describe the research procedure, starting with how you will gain approval from the institution for conducting research on its grounds, obtaining IRB approval, and soliciting participants.

To answer this question, discuss the aspects of informing participants in an informed consent letter of how their identity and data will be protected, the data collection requirement shared with participants, the length of time required for interviewing, the flexibility participants are guaranteed, and strategies to be used for analyzing the data. The strategies used to ensure validity and reliability must be evident in your procedure. For example, if member checking is being used, it must be evident as to when in the research procedure it will be used.